Legacy International is seeking energetic, talented university students or recent graduates with a passion for civic engagement and international understanding to join Legacy’s team.
As of February, 2016 Legacy has two different types of internship experiences:
- Global Youth Village Rolling deadlines. Best to apply by late March.
- Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program – Accepting applications for US Cultural Ambassadors (a participant / intern experience). Application deadline: March 16
2016 Legacy general internship positions are filled (as described below)
Applicants with specific interest and experience in international relations, political science, marketing, communications, web strategies or user interface are preferred.
Internships with Legacy International offer university students and recent graduates valuable resume building work experience and networking opportunities! Interns work closely with Legacy staff while contributing to many aspects of this agile, vibrant non-profit organization. Opportunities to interact with Legacy partner organizations and participate in events that feature leaders in the community, locally & globally also enhance the interns’ network.
Interns are valued team members, supporting Legacy’s mission of investing in emerging leaders who become effective catalysts for change in their communities. They contribute and learn about Legacy’s capacity building efforts and leadership development initiatives for adults and youths, while supporting development efforts, PR strategies and office operations on a range of tasks including, but not limited to:
- Conduct research and prepare reports or write posts for Legacy’s web site or blog
- Assist with grant administration tasks
- Perform project-specific outreach to partner organizations
- Assist with special event planning and organization
- Contribute and help maintain/enhance social media and networking presence
- Assist in blogger outreach
- Perform project-specific marketing and communications outreach
- Help with creating online photo gallery, video gallery and tag for mage search needs
- Support team administrative needs, when needed (including data entry, filing, mass mailings, schedule coordination and preparing meeting or debriefing notes)
- Undergraduate and graduate students. Recent graduates also considered.
- Ability to commit 12-20 hours per week (flexible structure)
- Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills is a must, as successful candidate will work both internally with Legacy colleagues and externally with others from diverse populations and communities.
- Ability to work additional hours, including evening and weekends, during limited program delivery periods is preferred, but not required. Having this extra availability often enhances the scope and quality of one’s internship experience, allowing for the intern to attend various events & trainings.
- Interest in and ability to work in both a team environment and alone with minimal direction.
- Demonstrated personal computer skills, including basic troubleshooting and use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the willingness to learn other software tools.
- Demonstrated use and comfort navigating Web 2.0 sites and tools, including blogs, social networks, video and photo sharing, etc.
- Interest in building capacity in under-served communities and championing individuals, nonprofits and social enterprises that connect people, increase giving and catalyze civic action.
- Minimum age, 20 years old.
Compensation: In most cases, these are paid internships.
To Apply: email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Please indicate “Internship” in subject line. Please also be sure to indicate what time period you are interested in interning for, where you prefer to work (Bedford, Virginia area or Washington, DC), and some indication of your learning goals.